166 posts • joined Sunday 20th July 2008 22:12 GMT
There's many people who won't buy a Windows phone because they think it means it comes from the same pillocks who brought out the various other Windows operating systems which have been annoying them for the last 17 years.
Bah! We should abandon these tired old arguments, given Apple's stupendous levels of innovation, in a couple of months there will be a totally new design of iPhone which will blow all current handsets out of the water. Everyone will gasp in awe at the truly original design and welcome the startlingly capable new UI paradigm which allows whole new vistas of opportunity.
The patch will encrypt the information. And send it to a frequently changed address.
No SD card and fixed battery? Well, my HTC one X is the same and it has only been problematic a few times, so I would buy another sealed-case device if it was the only one with some cool features or was really cheap.
Built by LG? No sale! Run away! I paid money for an LG Renoir and will not be risking that kind of error again.
You would think that Kim would broadcast Western reality TV to show how lucky the NORKS are to live where they do...
Re: ***I Know It's Long But Just Give It A Read
I can see what you are driving at, bit what angers me is the way that things are _intentionally_ crippled. The developers don't have infinite resources, yet they choose to allocate time and money to screwing things up (usb stands for UNIVERSAL serial bus) rather than debugging known problems.
Whatever, I will be buying a PS4. Well, I shall if Sony start accepting the new proprietary payment system I have developed and its restrictive EULA which I drew up.
Serves him/them right!
I have no sympathy at all, they should not have been sharing. They should have been selling. If they had sold the files, they could have made themselves into billionaires and then they would have been able to buy a 'not guilty' verdict and everyone would say how cool and awesome they were. This is capitalism 101, guys.
My 'big telly' is a 28"CRT. Why don't I upgrade? Because the tv shows are so compressed that they are full of artifacts ( although, spookily, the adverts are not ). Why don't I buy a different cable service or leap sideways to satellite? Because the channels would still be full of dross.
Come to think of it, why isn't Virgin Media buying me a big new telly? I don't have to pay for billboards to advertise to me, why should I subsidise Virgin Media's advertisers by paying for their display device?
Blimey, lots of political comments here. Now I realise that I am a political ignoramus because all i am commenting about is that I read "busty schedule" in the article.
Re: This is such a dumb ass method
Bad luck when the friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of your friend that you happily shared your Nicki Minaj video with puts it on Pirate Bay and they drag your ass to jail because the watermark identifies you as the guilty party.
In these days of recession and bankruptcy, it is nice to see an organisation actually expanding into a proper business, with corruption, self-interest and now the token empty promises of jam tomorrow.
Well done, Wikipedia. You have come a long way.
OMG! I am sickened by the blatant stealing going on in this comments section. The Anonymous Cowards may like to hide behind weasel words and call it 'Quoting an earlier post', but it is THEFT, plain and simple.
Re: Apple Hate?
In my case, it is because I have used an airport express, two macs, and an ipod . All of them were infuriating and all of them were infuriating because Apple chose to make them so.
Well, duh! The answer is simple, adopt my own patented system entitled Uniercode. It uses 17 bits to represent each character, thus solving the problem forever.
Re: The scary thing is that he might actually believe it
I wonder which company he is referring to, and why he doesn't go work for them, instead?
With the billions of dollars at their disposal, I am sure that Apple will move heaven and earth to find a way of making it crappy and annoying.
The UK government didn't ban guns, they only banned the guns which were protecting the peasants. The guns protecting the UK government were greatly increased in number.
Re: Horseshit indeed.
Lots of 'twelve o'clock flashers' used to record things. You can manually press record to catch the end of a film that you are too sleepy to stay up for, you can record a one hour show that starts at midnight by pressing record at 10 PM etc.
survived longer than i expected
I had a Blackberry Something in 2008, it was a dismal experience as it could not deal with many file types, had a low resolution screen, crappy browser etc. The only good part was the trackball, which was soon removed on the next generation of Blackberry. I am amazed that they have lasted this long.
Re: Samsung processor
Out here in the forgotton wastelands beyond watford, the company hands out iPhones to the dirty mishapen wretches it employs. The apple phones are so marvelous that over three quarters of us have subsequently bought android devices from our own meagre wages. On monday I will take a glue gun to my samsung's battery so that it can once again be as technically advanced as the latest iPhone.
Re: Just close the loop entirely
A great deal of the car welding robot's apparent dextrousness is down to the process being simplified for it. When a skilled human welder was used, he would have to get his welding rod from stores, adapt his welding technique to the quality and thickness of the materials availible etc. Changing a hospital bed sounds easy, but it might not be in a particular room. It may be in a corridor, it may have a patient in it, or a doctor catching a quick nap, it may be damaged, or it may be being used to transport other equipment as a makeshift cart etc. Good luck outperforming the human, welding robot.
Re: Blame where blame's due
Hahahaha! Managers being fired for screwing up! Hahahaha! Will you be staying in this universe, or are you just visiting?
The way to cram as much data as possible onto your servers is to mix tape and rotating rust. You store all the zeros CONCENTRICALLY on the disks and the ones stack neatly across the tapes. Duh!
Regailed? Mr Dabbs should put the breaks on his slide into illiteracy before he looses his job. I thought old gits could spell?
I would have gone to the bus company website, too. It would have been quicker than navigating to the gps menu and switching it on and waiting for a fix. The few seconds it takes for mobile data to establish a connection after switching that on is annoying enough. (Crappy battery life mens I switch as many things off as possible).
Mind you, if you can afford a smart phone, you can afford a 'ped and not be stood at a piss-smelling bus stop at all.
Re: I wonder if it's straightforward role reversal
Thanks for that. I was confused because it got me thinking about the Chevette, which was an old british Vauxhall car. Chevettes were not quite as flashy as a Corvette, but they were easier to park. My mate Simon had one with flush (rather than recessed) headlights, this was the epitome of style and made my mk4 cortina (with large eagle sticker on bonnet) look tacky.
Heh, I used to have a real install of Office on a real install of Windows. It failed to flow paragraphs across a suspicious number (16 or 32, I forget which) of pages, and once I had figured out that it was a bug in Office rather than fault on my part, I fled to Linux and OpenOffice. Also, I have seen 'real work' done in real companies and it is almost all pointless, the few worthwhile documents would be just as useful as ASCII text files.
Re: One Smart Thing
'in most instances, there was and is no alternative or the alternatives were 'shockingly inferior'. Why else would business people pay or pay more? '
Ahahaahahahaha! You are implying that business people buy the best or the most cost-effective solution! Ahahahahahahahahahaa! Comedy gold!
Re: g e Of coure it isn't
We fought against the Axis and held together against The Red Menace, now we are told that we must sacrifice those freedoms to protect Squealer and Napoleon.
Is there anything to stop 3Taps from setting up another company (definitlynot3taps plc?) and having them scrape craigslist, then 3Taps scrapes definitlynot3taps plc's site? Companies seem to do that kind of thing to avoid liability and tax.
The government could alleviate that distrust by being more open. Well, being more open and less corrupt and evil. Well, by being more open and slowing the accelleration into corruption and evil.
The rifle (or smoothbore, rather) is the easy bit. I am having a heck of a time trying to print the gunpowder.
Apart from I have no HD content or porn.
It would be nice to shove sport to the far end of the guide with the shopping rubbish, even better if the broadcasters would put ALL sports broadcasts and ALL sports related crud on the sports channel.
I hate it when I 'tune in' for the news and get 'Footballer in court for some reason', 'Footballer to change jobs', 'Football manager sacked', 'Rich person buys/sells football club, then the announcer has the audacity to say 'And now, sports news'.
Re: Bring back telewest...
Indeed! I suppose it is yet another case where things get crappier over time ( Damn you, Richard Branston! ). If I can't re-order the channel list, I would at least like to delete/hide the channels that I normally have to skip through (e.g. everything except BBC1,2,3,4 ITV, Chan 4 (incidentally, Channel 4, I am still waiting for Straw Dogs that you promised me when you started broadcasting), Chan 5, Dave, Yesterday). I don't have HD because Virgin Media cannot even do SD without artifacts and freezing.
Neat little gadget!
I will definitely buy one just as soon as Netflix has enough things that i want to watch and Virgin Media give me enough bandwidth to make it work ( although it is leaps and bounds better than it used to be, upstream is now a giddy 0.1 Megabytes/s ) and I get a telly with HDMI.
Assuming they hadn't run the thing aground on the reef, couldn't they have ditched the bombs near the carrier? Unless there is a policy of dumping them somewhere shallow to allow their recovery.
Dag nabbit! If an energy company which currently supplies one grilllion watts to the public and receives £1 squillion in revenue has all it's customers reduce their consumption by 50%, what will happen? They will scream that they are losing £0.5 squillion a year and double their prices.
Re: @Ragarath part 2
Companies make no profits, you say? Well, let's use this handy magic wand here....
Zap! Customers pay double what they usually pay ( finding the money from somewhere)
Hurrah! The company is suddenly making lots and lots of profit!
But, what is this? Oh noes! The people running the company have just voted each other huge pay increases, bigger expenses and have pissed away the rest on conferences in posh hotels in Monaco!
Now the company makes no profit again!
What a terrible and utterly unforseen outcome.
Re: Seems like a straightforward appliance
Really? They are still doing this? I threw away one of those Apple bridge/AP things built into a 13Amp plug because I could not bear the faffing around installing an OS and patching it to a specific service pack just to run some crappy configuration utility. Threw away N95 for similar reasons.
Re: Music was the Greatest Bubble ever...
"We think there is still plenty of money in music, its just not being spread around. Their model only enriches the few to astronomic proportions,"
So music is just the same as any other industry, then?
Re: Encrypted by design
Google would not be able to mine the text for ads that way, because they would be out of business.
Surely all killbots have a preset kill limit ?
Lost a sale with me..
I wanted to play world of tanks at a reasonable framerate, so I considered buying a new pc (the first for a good number of years). Oh dear, everything has win8 on it. Instead, I said 'sod it', sellotaped a new motherboard and graphics card into an old case and installed Vista on it because I had a Vista license kicking around.
A £1000 shiny new machine sale turned into £500 carrier bag of parts.
Re: He's very good...
I doubt that Fry was one of the first people to own an Apple computer. He didn't start earning money until the early eighties, when he was about 25 years old.
Re: London Capital of the World?
Asking around, it seems London is the Capital of the Universe.
- On the matter of shooting down Amazon delivery drones with shotguns
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